This series for those kids who don’t mind “dark”. Yes, the children are orphans. Yes, they are followed by creepy characters. Yes. Many bad things happen. But. These villians are no match for the three Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny. Violet is a 14 year old inventor with a hair ribbon. Klaus has read every book imaginable and is a walking encyclopedia. Sunny, just a baby, has a remarkably strong set of teeth. All these skills, inventions, book knowledge and a strong set of teeth are the keys to these children’s survival in the 13 books that comprise this series. Yes. These books are dark. But. These books are great.